I always kick start mine the first time. Once it's warm the e-start will work. How is the condition of the battery? That's a high compression engine for a little battery to turn.
98 uzj100. Factory rear-ARB front locked 4.88's. ARB Bull, Warn 9000, Irbis rear bumper, Slee sliders and belly pan. OME t-bars w/863 rears, HID, XM